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    It’s a busy morning here on the Feed, and our reporters are braving the flurries to bring you the news of the day.


    Fumo: Inprisoned former Pa. Sen. Vince Fumo has appealed the proposal for a harsher sentence. With only a year or two left on hic current sentence, it’ll be a  race against time to see if the new sentence can be applied before Fumo is out for good. Reporter Susan Philips will track the process.

    Osun: The ribbon will be cut today at Osun Village, a new 16-home development in Gray’s Ferry. The project was supposed be part of a larger revitalization. Tom MacDonald is out to determine how fruitful the overall project has been.

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    Campus Philly: College grads love Philly. A report from Campus Philly shows the number of graduates from Philadelphia colleges are sticking around at an increasing rate. Susan Philips will talk to grads who’ve stuck around to find out what it is about Philly they find so appealing.

    Most Mummers brigades have been preparing for the upcoming parade since Jan. 2. But a group of local artists is using Facebook to form a last-minute comedy brigade. Peter Crimmins will see how close they are to finalizing their performance.

    The woman who’s gone unidentified in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania since August has been tentatively identified. Police are now verifying the identification of an apparent family member who identified the unconscious woman last night. Carolyn Beeler will get more information on the story.

    Karen O’Toole will be at the Fraternal Order of Police lodge later this morning, where FOP President John McNesby will announce a reward for the arrest of the man responsible for shooting a 25th District police officer last week.

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